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Proud to announce AWC Clarion communications award

Thank you, Mom. Both my mother (a long-time journalist) and I are members of the AWC (Association for Women in Communications.) This year, Mom noticed that there was a new category, Personal Blogs, in the Online Media section of AWC’s … Continue reading

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Not-so-boring webinars: a guide

At the national conference for the AWC (Association for Women in Communications) I was excited to speak at a session with Maria Henneberry about creating and conducting online training through webinars. AWC organizes and runs a webinar series about a … Continue reading

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Technology, social media and middle-aged women entrepreneurs at SXSWi

I’m working on a book, and it’s NOT about travel or social media! Seems as though every time I turn around these days, someone I know is cranking out a book. For speakers like me, it’s almost a rite of … Continue reading

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Only a few more days until BlogWorld!

Not that we’re COUNTING the days until our BlogWorld Tourism Track, or anything…. Update: Well, this is annoying, but the “I’m Going” button keeps running into a digital brick wall. Phooey. Here’s the link to the Eventful page instead.

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Tips for making a better Google Search Story video

Did you know that you can make your very own Search Story video like Google’s Parisian Love that played as an ad during the Super Bowl? They are a lot of fun, and it’s not hard at all. ┬áThink of … Continue reading

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Why BlogWorld and New Media Expo will supercharge your destination marketing

I’ll cut to the chase, because BlogWorld conference pass prices go up after September 16. Why tourism and travel professionals need to go to BlogWorld and New Media Expo at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Oct 14-16: … Continue reading

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Want to connect with Midwest bloggers? This Iowa event is for you

(This is a guest post by Jody Halsted about a cool conference in Iowa that is all about connecting and educating Midwest bloggers. I followed the conference hashtag on Twitter during last year’s version of it and was impressed, so … Continue reading

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Three things you need to create great content and how time management drives them all

It’s a simple formula, really. To create and publish great content (blog posts, Facebook Page Wall notes, videos, tweets) you need…. 1) ┬áLots of good ideas about something that interests you, a way to record those ideas and time to … Continue reading

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Social media, tech and tourism: help us rock SXSWi 2011 in Austin

Most of you know that I’m really big on getting “the ungeeked” to go to one or two tech-related conferences or events per year. There is no more effective way to figure out how people are using technology and mobile … Continue reading

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A 2 X 4 upside the head about websites

Not having a website in 2010 is akin to not having a telephone number. Why would you make it hard for customers to find you? Why would you cede your online presence to TripAdvisor, UrbanSpoon, Yelp or Merchant Circle? That’s … Continue reading

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